The other day at the grocery store, I ran into my sweet friend. Our oldest boys are best friends and the same age…finishing up middle school and headed to high school. High school. Gulp. We stood in the aisle for a while talking about some of the things they are encountering during middle school and she said this,
I don’t know about you, but when spring hits, I’m ready to open the windows, let a breeze run through the house, and then get rid of ALL the junk in the house that has piled up over winter (or the last 17 years!).
Anybody?? Please tell me I’m not alone in this.
For almost a decade, I lived in a town of less than 10,000 people. At first, I was a little leary of living in a small town, but as the years passed by, I grew to love it and the people that lived there. When we moved to that town, our only son was a year old. By the time that son went to kindergarten we had another son who was about three. As they were growing up, my workout routine had been to go to the gym in the morning while my husband was getting ready for work. But now, with carpool to school, I knew this time would no longer be feasible.
With three boys around our house, I feel we are always having “discussions”. Our time with these guys is limited. As I’m staring down my nose at 9th grade preview days and signing up for college tracks (What?!? When do preschoolers sign up for 9th grade?!?) I’m really reminded that the days are fleeting. In fact, our oldest son has a little over four years left under our roof. Four years. Gulp. [Read more…]
Growing up, my family always went on vacation to the beach in the summer. Always. In fact, for years at a time, we stayed at the same resort…except for that one summer where my mom thought it would be “fun” to do something different and we ended up at a hotel called the Rockin’ B Resort. Oh, the memories. Back to the beach. We would leave out really early on a Saturday morning and stay for a week. It was glorious. Many of my favorite childhood memories were left in the sand on the beaches of Panama City Beach, Florida.
Fast forward from my childhood to married life. Guess what my husband and I did for the first five years of our marriage?!? Yep. You guessed it. We went to the beach. We went in the summer from Saturday to Saturday because that’s what you do for vacation, right?
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You know what I LOVE? Shopping online. I can save so much time and money. How do I save time and money? I’m so glad you asked:
-I don’t impulse buy. Hello dollar aisle at some of my favorite stores.
-My children don’t ask and ask and ask for extra things.
-I can often buy last year’s model at a discounted rate, like my running shoes.
-I can use online coupon codes.
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I don’t know about you, but I’m my best self in August and January. I just love a FRESH START, don’t you? Is there anything more fresh than a new year? I’m not one to make resolutions, but I do like getting back into a routine, developing some new habits, and getting rid of some old/tired/unnecessary habits. I don’t know what Fresh Start you’re wanting to make:
Planning Your Menus
Organizing Your House
Living by a Budget